SMOS offers new perspective on hurricanes25 September 2018
SMOS offers new perspective on hurricanes25 September 2018 With recent stories in the news about the devastation brought by hurricanes and typhoons to the US and Asia, we are reminded of how important it is to predict the paths of these mighty storms and also learn more about how they develop. Many satellites...
Spotlight on sea-level rise25 September 2018
Spotlight on sea-level rise25 September 2018 Scientists are gathering in the Azores this week to share findings on how satellite has revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more. Of concern to all is the fact that global sea level has not only been rising stead...
Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry25 September 2018
Satellites safeguard Europe’s potato industry25 September 2018 The drought that swept through Europe this year has hit European farmers hard. Sustained high temperatures and the lack of rain have badly affected the agrofood industry, including the important potato sector.
Urban planning app takes top prize at Space App Camp24 September 2018
Urban planning app takes top prize at Space App Camp24 September 2018 An app that uses satellite imagery to assist urban planners scooped the top prize of €2500 at this year’s Space App Camp at ESA’s Earth observation centre in Frascati, Italy.
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018
Three Earth Explorer ideas selected21 September 2018 As part of ESA’s continuing commitment to realise cutting-edge satellite missions to advance scientific understanding of our planet and to show how new technologies can be used in space, three new ideas have been chosen to compete as the tenth Earth E...
Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood15 September 2018
Copernicus Sentinel maps Florence hurricane flood15 September 2018 Making landfall in the US state of North Carolina on 14 September, Hurricane Florence is causing widespread damage and flooding. The Copernicus Sentinel-1 radar mission is being used to map affected areas.